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April 18, 2016

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Faculty, Alumnae Among 'Emerging Visual Artist' Fellows, Finalists
'Philadelphia Inquirer' Spotlights Crafts Students at Furniture Show
ID Alum Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
Work by Sculpture Students Featured in Thesis Parade

In Conversation: Candy Chang and SWOON
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Performances
Spring Dance Series
School of Music Performances

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Various Galleries
Sol Mednick Gallery + Gallery 1401
Window on Broad

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Faculty, Alumnae Among 'Emerging Visual Artist' Fellows, Finalists
Associate Professor and Fibers Coordinator Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts + Printmaking) has been named a 2016 Visual Artist Fellow by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA). In addition, Visiting Assistant Professor Julianna Foster MFA '06 (Book Arts + Printmaking) and alumna Andrea Krupp BFA '84 (Printmaking) were among six CFEVA Fellowship finalists. 

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Spotlights Crafts Students at Furniture Show
Craft + Material Studies students whose work was included in this year’s prestigious Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show were featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Associate Professor and Wood Coordinator Don Miller, also featured in the show, was also interviewed. Read the article >>

ID Alum Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
A new window air conditioner being developed by Philly-based Likuma Laboratories, whose team includes UArts alumnus Devin Sidell BS '07 (Industrial Design), was featured on the Philadelphia Inquirer in an article titled “Can this Philly company revolutionize the window air conditioner?” Read the article >>

Work by Sculpture Students Featured in Thesis Parade
Sculpture students Alex Bard, Pap Souleye Fall, Stefan Vlahovic, Allyson Rebecca Gallagher and others processed up Broad Street from Hamilton Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in an artwork “thesis parade.” The event was captured in photos by Sculpture Shop Supervisor Tyler Kline and featured on

'Metalsmith' Magazine Features Work by Faculty/Alumna
Work by faculty member and alumna Mallory Weston BFA '09 (Craft + Material Studies) was included in an article titled "Don't Be Boring" in the current issue of Metalsmith magazine. Read the article >>

Acting Alumna Named Annenberg Fellow
Actress and alumna Miriam Hyman BFA '03 (Acting) is among the 2016 recipients of grants from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. The grant provides up to $50,000 per year for up to two years to help early career artists. Read a Philadelphia Inquirer article >>

Professor Featured in 'Philadelphia Public School Notebook'
Liberal Arts Professor Anna Beresin, an expert on play, was featured in the Philadelphia Public School Notebook in an article titled “The educational value of recess.” Beresin is the author of The Art of Play: Recess and the Practice of InventionRead the article >>

In Conversation: Candy Chang and SWOON
World-renowned visual artist and printmaker Caledonia Curry, a.k.a. SWOON, will visit Philly for a frank and honest discussion with artist and TED Senior Fellow Candy Chang about the power of art to confront and unpack personal trauma. Moderated by Jane Golden, executive director of the Mural Arts Program, and presented with the University of the Arts, this one-night-only conversation is a can't-miss event. More info >>
April 27, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium

Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Performances
Apartment 27
4 Shorts from "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" by Tennessee Williams; directed by Cara Lisa Franz ’16 (Directing, Playwriting + Production).
April 21 – 30
Caplan Studio Theater

God's Ear
Directed by Shira Berger '16 (Directing, Playwriting + Production).
April 22 – 30
Caplan Studio Theater

Eat and You Belong to Us
Incubator project directed by Rebecca Wright; written by MJ Kaufman.
April 28 – May 1
Arts Bank

Spring Dance Series
The Spring Dance Series features the works of UArts faculty members, as well as world-renowned dance makers and artists.

Philly Files: Faustin Linyekula
April 21 – 22, 6 p.m.
April 23, 2 p.m. (civic conversation) and 3 p.m. (performance)
2829 N. American Street, Philadelphia

Program A
April 22, 7 p.m. & April 23, 2 p.m.
Merriam Theater

Program B
April 23, 7 p.m. & April 24, 2 p.m.
Merriam Theater

Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project
April 24, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Merriam Theater

Program C
April 29, 7 p.m. & April 30, 7 p.m.
Merriam Theater

YGym Dance Theater Performances
April 29, 9 p.m. & April 30, 4 p.m.
YGym Dance Theater

School of Music Performances
All performances take place in Caplan Recital Hall unless noted.

University Chorus & Handbell Ensemble Concert
April 21, 8 p.m.
St. Luke & the Epiphany
330 S 13th St, Philadelphia

"Z" Big Band Concert
April 26, 7 p.m.

Musical Theater Ensemble Concert
April 30, 7 p.m.
May 1, 4 p.m.

Paradigm Lecture Series: June Yong Lee
The Photography program presents its Paradigm Lecture Series with South Korean artist June Yong Lee, an assistant professor in the department of Art and Design at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., whose work has been exhibited internationally. 
April 21, 1 – 2 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

TPS-UArts FREE Workshop for K-12 Educators
Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) – UArts is pleased to invite K-12 teachers to attend this free spring workshop, designed to engage all subject teachers in the benefits of primary sources from the Library of Congress. Registration is required. 
April 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Terra Hall

Business of Photography: Fine Art Printing for Digital Artists
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts. Join us for a discussion and demonstration of the Digital Artist Lab’s museum-quality inkjet printing and high-resolution film scanning. Demonstration followed by a tour of facilities and information on additional educational opportunities at PPAC. Participants will receive a discount on classes and services discussed during the presentation. Free and open to the public. 
April 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N American Street, Philadelphia

Free Lunchtime Yoga
Sponsored by Staff Council, this class is suitable for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes continue weekly on Wednesdays through the beginning of May. Visit the Staff Council Wiki page for any changes to the schedule (login required).
April 20, 27
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra 407

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)

MFA Book Arts + Printmaking Thesis Exhibition
Exhibition: April 25 – May 13
Reception: May 6, 5 – 7 p.m.

Various Galleries

College of Art, Media & Design Senior Showcase
Annual senior thesis exhibitions by students in the College of Art, Media & Design. Free and open to the public. 
Through May 13

Sol Mednick Gallery + Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th + 15th Floors)

Sophomore Photography: Recent Work
This annual student exhibition features recent work from sophomore students in the Photography program. In conjunction with the Sophomore Show, the junior Photography class will be exhibiting work in the hallways surrounding the Sol Mednick Gallery. 
Exhibition: April 29 – August 5
Opening Reception: April 29, 4 – 6 p.m

Window on Broad (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)

Darja Bajagić: Street Steve
Presented by the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. The images featured in “Street Steve” are of Valerie, culled from the online archive of Street Steve, a self-described “high functioning Lunatic” with a Nikon D7100 Single Lens Reflex, which he uses to shoot sex workers in Philadelphia, where he is based. 
Through April 23

Gershman Y Gallery (Gershman Hill, 1st floor)

Myth & Menagerie: Leslie Dill
Exhibition by renowned artist Leslie Dill, curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, director of the MFA programs in Book Arts + Printmaking and Studio Art. “Myth & Menagerie” serves as the premiere of a newly produced body of work by Dill who works in sculpture, photography, printmaking and performance, using a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body and transformational experiences. 
Exhibition: April 24 – July 22
Opening Reception: May 6: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: July 22, 5 – 7 p.m.

Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Turn of Season: Christine Elfman
“Turn of Season” presents the process of making a photographic dress out of its own decay. Through a series of analog Type-C color photographic prints, Christine Elfman invites us to see the gathering and manipulation of plant materials used in the construction of this dress.
Through April 22

Hamilton & Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)

Kitchen Sink: 2016 Senior Photography Exhibition
Exhibit of work by seniors in the Photography program, supported by the UArts Alumni Association.
Exhibition: April 27 – May 5
Opening Reception: April 29, 5 – 7 p.m.

Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

PowerPlant: Ephraim Russell
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative presents “Power Plant,” a two-part installation by visual artist Ephraim Russell developed as an audio/visual emulator of the electrical transformer and various implements of construction from our urban infrastructure. 
Through May 20

Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

The Art of the Airport Tower: Carolyn Russo
Smithsonian National Air and Space photographer Carolyn Russo explores the varied forms and functions of air traffic control towers throughout aviation history and interprets them as monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression and testimonies of technological change. 
Through April 22

Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)

The Art of Victo Ngai
Exhibition of work by Victo Ngai, a New York illustrator from Hong Kong who is a Forbes 30 and Under (Art and Style) honoree and Society of Illustrators NY Gold Medalist.
Through May 22

Photo is "Black Grid, detail" by Don Miller